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Winter in Singapore

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    Singapore is an economically prosperous nation with a rich cultural history and a diverse population.   In a 15-day study tour this course examines Singapore’s multiculturalism using as a backdrop British imperialism, post-colonial nation-building, relationships with neighboring countries, diasporic connections to China and India, economic forces of globalization and historic trade networks.   The class will visit heritage sites, museums and historic landmarks of the three major populations of Chinese, Malays, Tamil (Indians).  Additional excursions include popular sightseeing attractions.   The course culminates with a three-day trip to the Malaysian city of Melaka known for its rich history of colonialism and cultural diversity.  Through the experience, students will gain an understanding of the factors that transformed Singapore from a trading village to a 21 st Century model for nation-building. 

    Location Singapore, Singapore
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates

     January 4 - January 18

    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    Participants will register for a total of 4 credits. All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) will fulfill GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

    AAS/HIS 340: Topics in Asian History: Ethnicity, Pluralism and Nationhood in Singapore - 3 credits

    AAS 447: Directed Readings in Asian and Asian American Studies: Religions in Singapore - 1 credit

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Winter
    Living Arrangements

    Hotel-style accommodation

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    Additional Information

    Credits earned on this program will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University.

    Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0
    Other Requirements

    Students must be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program and in good academic standing.

    Application Deadline October 1
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 per credit for non-residents
    Program Fee $2,975 (Includes room, two meals per day, group excursions, and International Health Insurance)
    Administrative Fee

    $200 (non-refundable)

    International Health Insurance Included in program fee
    Other Fees $500 (approximately; estimated personal costs, passport, visa, books/materials, etc.)
    Travel Costs $1,300-$1,800 (approximately; Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs)
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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